New Documents

Alec Soth, Bonnie (with a photograph of an angel), Port Gibson, Mississippi, 2000
Courtesy of the Artist / Magnum

William Eggleston, Red Ceiling, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1969-1971 © Eggleston Artistic Trust 
Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York and Victoria Miro, London

Susan Lipper, Untitled from the "Grapevine Series", 1988-1992
Courtesy of the Artist

Related Programme: Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South

Dates: Oct 1st - Jan 2nd 2011

Venue: Related Exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion

Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South is a major photography exhibition bringing together a number of prominent American artists who have, in various ways, engaged with the physical and psychological landscape of the American South. The exhibition will combine historical and contemporary work, exploring what is perhaps indefinable, the cultural complexities and tensions, the constant but unresolved dialogues between past and present, and the varying material patterns of everyday life in the South that might constitute its sense of identity.

American South brings together for the first time in the UK, the work of Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Susan Lipper and Alec Soth.

The exhibition has been devised to encompass a wider programme including film, literature and live performance will explore the mythology of the American South entering into the popular imagination and artists representing the “mind of the south” in their work, often reflecting pertinent political, social and cultural values of this region.

American South is guest curated by Photoworks. Walker Evans series of photographs have been produced using HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer Series, HP inks and HP media.

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